String Cheese Incident Live at Oregon Convention Center on 1999-12-31
- Live concert
- String Cheese Incident
Set 2: Ritual Jam & Lester's Poem² > Auld Lang Syne² > One Love², Round the Wheel, Rhythm of the Road, Good Times Around the Bend, Smile, Bigger Isn't Better¹ > Land's End Reprise > Sun King > Mean Mr. Mustard > Polythene Pam > She Came in Through the Bathroom Window > Golden Slumbers > Carry That Weight > The End
Encore: Breathe³, Lonesome Road Blues²
Entire show with Jamie Janover on percussion.
¹ with Liza Oxnard.
² with The Zen Tricksters.
³ with Keller Williams.
First Time Played: Side 2 of The Beatles' 1969 "Abbey Road" album.
- 2002-12-09 00:00:00
- DAT > S/PDIF > Sound Forge > WAV > SHN
- Portland, OR
- Jono's SBD mix > DAT
- Oregon Convention Center
Subject: this show is so good
anyway this is when i first got into sci and listening to this old show reminds me of why...they are so good
Subject: Amazing music
Subject: word up 2 Jon 'O
the Beatles set is Awesome... remember.
Subject: great show
Subject: comfortador (idiot/gay douchbag/rookie)
Subject: Zircon Encrusted Evolution
Those around long enough to know recall that the Dead did not spring forth fully formed as the Lord Zeus Jamutronulator Incarnate in 1967.
Check the boards, the most avidly praised era for that band is between late 72 and mid 75, ( I'm partial to 74 myself ).
They evolved. So did Phish. Ever listen to really early Phish boards from 90? And then from 93?
Or moe. Compare those funky old 93 boards to a mere four years later. Or 98? Stellar year.
SCI boards from 99 render a band in evolution. You're not likely to get the same epic jammy-ness from a 99 board that you'll get from a 2004 download.
I enjoy trolling the older shows precisely to get older raw SOUNDBOARDS. I do not care one tinker's fart for the 'energy' of screaming kids hootling their best impressions of a Wahabi Estrus Yawp. It's the music I care about and it's the music people support.
An old Dead Head taught me a valuable lesson a long time ago. Coming out of a mid 80's show, I lamented, "If the play Truckin' one more time I'm gonna puke!" The Old Head passing by said, "Did you happen to hear that little groove they did after the second chorus? So insane - gotta get a tape of that..."
Oh, look - a squirrel!
Subject: To COMFORTADOR
Cheese, I think, as a result of Nershi’s influence, concentrated mainly on creating the perfect aesthetic experience. Most of the time, too much exploratory nature, in music, is not a good ingredient. Face it. Most people at these shows are in a psychedelic state of mind. Speaking from experience, I have flipped out (got in trouble) at two Phish shows but I never once flipped out at Cheese. If you come seeking the perfect aesthetic experience over exploratory music then Cheese is for you.
Once the almost perfect aesthetic experience, which included the “happy’go’lucky” nature of the lyrics, the vast array of musical styles, the not quite there visual aspect, the perfect traveling community, and most importantly the brilliant classical and technical expertise (especially Kang and Hollingsworth) of the band, was created they were able to focus more on exploratory music and the finishing touch on their visual aspect which was a giant diamond shaped plasma screen which would later on become three screens in the shape of an eye in their last tour.
Overwhelming evidence of the exploratory nature of Cheese can be found throughout 2005-2008(when the band felt it was safe.) This combined with everything else had meant that Cheese, not the Grateful Dead, nor Phish, had created the perfect aesthetic experience. Cheese also rode out their peek for the three years and decided to end on a high note. Another thing the Grateful Dead and Phish were not able to do.
Subject: Beatles Covers
Subject: SCI !
I haven't even listened to this show, but String Cheese is one of the better live bands of our time. How is bluegrass mixed with jazz, funk and rock not experimental or creative enough?
The lyrics may not be profound, but I don't know how you can call them childish either.
I've never taken any psychedelics, but I have been to multiple SCI shows and each one is better than the last.
As for this set...The sound quality is great and SCI puts on another amazing show.
Subject: another horrible show by the worst band ever
The reason people have such intense trips at the shows is a testament to the power of the mass psychedelic experience and has nothing to do with the band. The reason it never took off to the next level - in addition to their musical limitations - is that there was no one in the band with real shamanic power. So the audience was left more or left spinning its wheels. But since people are amazing, they found their own way, but then mistakenly attributed it to this gang of chumps!
Now *that* is irony.
I got in free on the list to this dismal occasion and stuck it out as long as I could. Every time I thought the music had reached a peak of crappitude it got worse, just as it was at every SCI show I went to (usually bc I was bored and got in free, or because there were other, actually interesting bands on the bill).
They don't improvise in any interesting or meaningful way.
They have no power musically. They can get kinda wound up in their endless, repetitive circles, but they never do anything with it.
Their lyrics are terrible - pretentious childish cliches or just silliness. I like silliness, but not as the defining feature of psychedelic music.
Subject: A "must have" SCI show!
Jac in Tucson
Subject: What ARE the last 4 songs?
Way back on on November 17, 2004, reviewer dsieburgh asked for clarification thus:
"One question: Not sure what the three tracks after the encore are. Setlist.com and Friends of Cheese do not list anything. Please enlighten."
Actually, it's the final FOUR tracks and I wonder too: what ARE they? Where are they from? Why are they here? This same show in lower quality 128 KB/sec Constant bit rate MP3 on nugs.net doesn't have them.
I think the answer is in the text file here. before the last four tracks, it says "FILLER: Jamie Janover, 12/28/99, Vancouver, BC."
My best guess is the last 4 tracks are from a show by Jamie Janover on 12/28/99 in Vancouver, BC and were included here by the kind soul who has provided us with this great recording as filler for a fourth CD. He probably chose material by Jamie Janover because, according to the notes here, along with The SCI, also the "Entire show with Jamie Janover on percussion." So for whatever reason, we have been provided these additional tracks to fill out a fourth CD.
I surmised the above using only information provided right here, but I know none of that for sure. Clarification from someone actually involved with this material would be awesome!
I personally am going to save the last four tracks under "Jamie Janover, 12/28/99, Vancouver, BC," not SCI on 12-31-1999 in Portland, unless I find out otherwise, but it's nothing to make a fuss about. I am glad that this recording has been made available to all of us and have no complaints!
Subject: Great Everything
Decent sound quality.
Subject: Awesome Show!
One question: Not sure what the three tracks after the encore are. Setlist.com and Friends of Cheese do not list anything. Please enlighten.
Thanks for the show!
Subject: beautiful music
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